With your support we will be providing hundreds of students with a nutritious meal each school day and the access to the technology and resources they need to stay on track and continue learning.
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No access to resources for remote learning means no hope for a better future
About Steps of Love
Since 2016 we have been partnering with the Mexican non-profit, AIM Peñasco to provide hundreds of young people in Puerto Peñasco with a path out of poverty through education. However, when this pandemic hit Peñasco in late March leaving so many struggling to survive, our organizations on both sides of the border temporarily shifted our focus from education to food. Over the next five months we were able to raise over $180,000 USD which our local team used to feed thousands in urgent need throughout the community.
During this crisis, so many young people in the community were reminded of the kindness of others when their families received emergency food support. Today, they are depending on this continued kindness and generosity to be able to stay in school.
Before COVID-19, education was their best chance to escape poverty. It still is.
Unfortunately, the last 6 months has been devastating for the families of the hundreds of students we support in the community. The pandemic has created two significant new barriers to their education and their futures: lack of access to technology and food insecurity. Therefore, our immediate focus is on ensuring that students do not go hungry and connecting them to the resources they need for remote learning. Tragically, if we cannot fund these additional resources many of them will be forced to drop out of school.
About the Challenge
Prior to the pandemic, most of the academic support and resources received by students we serve was delivered through our four homework clubs. These clubs are located throughout the community and operated from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. However, our homework clubs closed, our local team has been busy finding new ways to bring food and technology to students in need.
Although it is requiring an initial investment of funds to be able to bring additional resources to students impacted by this crisis, this is not a short-term investment. Long after this pandemic is behind us, these investments will enable our local team to more effectively provide critical resources and support for even more students throughout the community.
The Challenge: To raise funds for resources needed due to this pandemic, some of our generous supporters are challenging each resort, their owners and friends to open their hearts and their pocketbooks to invest in a better future for kids in this community we all love. Through our website we will track and DISPLAY the response from each resort. In fairness, we have established tiered goals based on the number of units/homes in each area. We are a qualified US Charity working with a qualified Mexican charity, so your contributions are tax deductible in the U.S.